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General Information About URSI GASS 2014

The XXXI General Assembly of the International Union of Radio Science will be held at Beijing Conference Center(BCC) in downtown Beijing, China on August 16-23, 2014. The General Assemblies of URSI are held at intervals of three years to review current research trends, present new discoveries and make plans for future research and special projects in all areas of radio science, especially where international cooperation is desirable. The first Assembly was held in Brussels, Belgium in 1922 and it is the first time the Assembly be held in Beijing, China.

As the host city of 2014 URSI GASS, Beijing is an ancient city with a long history. Back in 3000 years ago in Zhou dynasty, Beijing, which was called Ji at the moment, had been named capital of Yan. Thereafter, Liao, Jin, Yuan, Ming and Qing dynasties all made Beijing their capitals. Therefore, Beijing was famous for "Capital of a thousand years". The long history leaves Beijing precious cultural treasure. There are 7300 cultural relics and historic sites and more than 200 scenic spots -- including the world's largest palace, the Forbidden City, as well as the Great Wall, the only man-made structure that could been seen in the space; Summer Palace, a classic composition of ancient royal gardens, and Temple of Heaven, where the emperor used to fete their ancestors, and also the soul of Chinese ancient constructions. The four sites above-mentioned have been confirmed world cultural heritage by UNESCO.For the Olympics 2008 had been hold in Beijing , the spirit of "green Olympics, scientific Olympics and humanized Olympic" surely bring more and more changes to Beijing, and strengthen the friendly communications between Chinese and foreign people.

As the organizer of the Assembly, the Chinese Institute of Electronics (CIE), one department of the China Association for Science and Technology, is the largest national academic society in the electronic field in China. CIE has got great support from both the Chinese government and Chinese academic organizations, the State Council of People’s Republic of China, Ministry of Science, National Natural Science Foundation of China and Technology and China Association for Science and Technology.

We have confidence to make the event to be the greatest one in its history. We sincerely invite every scientist of URSI community to attend the 2014 URSI General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Beijing. The website for URSI GASS 2014, Beijing is www.chinaursigass.com

We look forward to seeing you in Beijing in 2014.

China Committee for URSI